Just Between Friends - shop, sell, save, smart!

How to SELL and MAKE money!

1.

Register to Consign

Sign up NOW for your FREE JBF Reno account. You can choose to sell items and also register to HELP OUT at the sale so you can shop early, too!

2.

Collect, Prep, and Tag

Gather your items together, prep them (using these handy guidelines) and create your tags using our online tagging system. We've got videos and tagging workshops for you, too.

3.

Drop Off!

Bring your items to drop off at the times shown below. If you want to donate anything that doesn't sell, you're done! If you want to pick up unsold items, see times for that, too.



...and fourteen days later, your check is ready!

CONSIGNOR BASICS

Consignors earn an average of $332.00. 

Tagging Tips from a Busy Mom...

One mom took about one hour a day, for five days, and made over $400 at a JBF Sale…here's how.

  • DAY 1:  STOCK-UP!  Pick-up a pack of cardstock, multiple packs of child-sized hangers (10 for $1 at Walmart), GOOD quality safety pins (1”+), tagging gun and fasteners, gallon-sized Ziploc bags and clear packing tape.

 

  • DAY 2:  CLEAN IT OUT!  Go through closets, under beds, the garage, open bins and drawers....find all the stuff you want to get rid of and turn into cash! Pull out all items that are not sellable- items that have holes, missing pieces, broken zippers, don't work, then pull out from that the JBF things versus the donate things...bag it, give it away, or throw it away. WALK AWAY.

 

  • DAY 3:  HANG IT!  Dedicate a space for all your quality JBF merchandise, somewhere that is somewhat protected and clean. Hang clothing items on plastic hangers (be sure the hanger is facing left like a ?) by gender/size. Put together outfits, check for little stains (bleach pen or Spray n Wash with Oxy!!).  Items that are wrinkled can be ironed OR try the Downy wrinkle release. Remember to pin items that might get bumped off the hangers and pin sets together. WALK AWAY.

 

  • DAY 4:  PRICE IT!  Log in to jbfsale.com (create your username and password, if it's your first time). In the order items are stacked or hung, complete each tag appropriately....KEEP THEM IN ORDER. Print your bar-coded tags!  Take your completed and in order  stack of tags and find a safe place to store them.  WALK AWAY.

 

  • DAY 5:  ATTACH IT!  Pull out your organized stack of tags, and go to your organized stack or row of items. Attach the first tag to the first item, continue on down the pile, attaching on the right underarm seam of the garment, when you are looking at it. Using a tagging gun is faster and less damaging (if done correctly), and your fingers will love you! Insert the tag through the back tag or the top right seam, making sure it is clearly visible. When you get to shoes, a ribbon or a ziptie keeps the shoes together, some toys and large items will require packing tape, some items need to go into ziploc bags. 

NOW YOU ARE READY FOR DROP-OFF!

If you get stuck, or have questions, please contact me:
vickidame@jbfsale.com

Consignors who help us out four or more hours, earn an additional 10% of their sales. 

Consignors shop our presales at 12:00pm on Friday, September 28th. 

Register to Consign

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HELPING AT THE SALE

Login to Add Shift

Be a part of your JBF Community and make YOUR JBF event great!
Join other smart & savvy helpers who cover shifts in exchange for early shopping privileges. We LOVE our JBF Team!

PRESALES:

September 28th - Friday

10:00am - 16 Hour Volunteers

  • earn 70% on sold items
  • shop EARLIEST 
  • Shop EARLY at Saturday’s Half Price Party with a guest at 5:00pm

10:30am - 12 Hour Volunteers

  • earn 70% on sold items
  • shop EARLIER
  • Shop EARLY at Saturday’s Half Price Party with a guest at 5:00pm

11:00am - 8 Hour Volunteers

  • earn 70% on sold items
  • shop EARLIER THAN THE PUBLIC
  • Shop EARLY at Saturday’s Half Price Party with a guest at 5:00pm.

11:30am - 4 Hour Volunteers

  • earn 70% on sold items
  • shop EARLIER THAN THE PUBLIC
  • Shop EARLY at Saturday’s Half Price Party with a guest at 5:00pm.

12:00pm - Consignors

  • earn 60% on your items
  • shop before the public

Saturday - 50% off Presale

  • volunteers shop EARLY with a guest at 5:00pm.

ALL volunteers MUST fill out a Volunteer Waiver and check in and out for EACH shift. Sign in sheet has timecard on reverse side.

 

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DROP OFF and PICK UP

DROP-OFF

Wednesday, September 26th  9:00am - 8:00pm for A - L consignors

Thursday, September 27th 9:00am – 8:00pm for M - Z consignors

  1. You may drop off your items at any time. However, If you have over 300 items please email me for an appointment.
     
  2. If you have 500 or more items, you must volunteer to help sort on Sunday. (This is mandatory, it will help all of us get done on time for pick up).
     
  3. Bring your items tagged, prepped (see info below), and sorted by type & size.
     
  4. Bring your signed Consignor Agreement, Car Seat Checklist, and Crib Waiver (if applicable).
     
  5. A friendly JBF Volunteer will greet you and give you further instructions. You will bring your items into the inspection area where everything will be opened, inspected and tested, so please plan to allow up to two (2) hours for this process depending on how many items you are selling and how many consignors in front of you.
     
  6. Drop off will close promptly at the posted times.

 

PICKUP

Sunday, September 30th 7:00pm – 8:00pm
If you would like for your unsold items to be returned to you, please pick up during this time.
All items that have not been picked up are donated at 8:01pm sharp.

DONATIONS

Sunday, September 30th 7:00pm – 8:00pm SHARP

You get to choose whether or not your items are donated when you create your tags. Those items that are marked for donate, and are not picked up, are given to Casa de Vida. (See our "Giving Back" tab for more information on Casa de Vida).

ALL items not picked up by 8:00pm, will be donated, no exceptions. Please make sure you are on time. You will need  your ID and to fill out a Consignor Pickup form when you arrive.

If you need someone else to pick up your items for you, you must inform us of who will be picking up your items. Please email vickidame@jbfsale.com with the name of that person. They will need to bring their ID.

Please hold all questions regarding items that may or may not have sold until AFTER you receive your check. Some items are manually entered and will NOT show up on your report. The two weeks after the sale is when we do our audit and items that may not have previously shown up, may after this time.

How do you get your money?
We will be sending your consignor check via email, this way you will receive it faster. Please make sure that the email address on your profile at the time of drop off is your correct email. This is the one we use to send your check. The process is simple, we email your check, you click on the enclosed link and print your check. That's it! 

 

 

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Bags & Baby Carriers

Diaper bags, infant carriers, backpacks, and purses are great consignment items. Please inspect all items carefully to make sure items have not been recalled, stained, damaged or are missing pieces.  Stained or damaged items that get past the inspection process affect our reputation and yours, please bring only your best.


Package:  Please zip-tie items to an adult-size hanger.


Price:  Price 50% - 75% off retail. Items in great condition tend to sell very well.


Tag:  Hole-punch JBF tag and attach it to item with ribbon or string. If item contains multiple pieces, be sure all pieces are included and list number of items on JBF tag description. 

Bedding, Blankets & Textiles

Bedding sizes accepted are bassinet through twin only. Please be selective when selling bedding, blankets, receiving blankets, burp cloths, and towels. New and barely used items sell best. Check carefully for stains; shoppers get very disappointed if they find a stain in a bundled blanket once they get home. And that will affect our future events and your sales.


Package:  Bedding/crib/bedroom sets will be taken out and inspected, so please be prepared to put these items together in original packaging or in giant clear plastic ziploc bags. Arrange bedding sets inside bag so that shoppers can see all of the items as well as the design/pattern. Secure the bag, after inspection, so that items do not get separated. Bundle blankets and towels on adult sizer hangers, and cloths, etc. with ribbon or string like a package (be sure multiple pieces cannot be separated).


Price:  Price to sell! Shoppers are less likely to purchase these items used, so prices have to be low. Try to price 75% - 90% off retail.


Tag:  If bedding is in a plastic bag, attach tag securely with packaging tape to the inside of the bag but please, do not tape the bag shut these will be inspected during drop off (bedding set prices vary widely and securing tags inside bags prevents tag switching). If bedding/blankets are bundled with string, attach tag directly to blanket and tuck it under the ribbon/string so that it does not easily get pulled off when shifting around during the sale. 

Books, Games, DVDs, Arts & Crafts

Books, book sets, board games, puzzles, video games, video game systems, scrapbook, arts & crafts sets are great items for resale.  Please only bring kids’, parenting, homeschooling, pregnancy and child rearing books.  Games and puzzles must have all pieces.  (No "adult" content please.)  Check items to ensure they are in great condition.


Package:  Use clear, self-seal bags or clear cling wrap (saran wrap) to hold multiple items together; Tie sets of books together with ribbon/string. Be sure that parts/games to video game systems (such as Vtech) cannot be separated or switched out at the sale.  Do not seal these items until after they are inspected.


Price:  Prices can range from $.50 to $50 in this category, depending on the item. Price to sell especially for books & DVDs as there are always lots to choose from at the sale. We DO NOT accept VHS tapes.


Tag:  When tagging books, please attach your tag to the book with blue tape that it can be removed without damaging the item. Tape tag to the outside cover of glossy books and to the inside cover of books that will easily tear when removing the tag. Please do not use masking or double sided tape. Hole-punch JBF tag and tie to sets. 

Clothing

We sell children's clothing Preemie through size 20,  as well as maternity sizes. Our Fall Sale is all season. Be picky. Look at your clothing items as if you were going to purchase them. No stained or damaged items will be accepted.  Any items that look like "mom's" clothes will be rejected at inspection. Please freshly clean your clothing items. Replace missing buttons, sew loose hems and seams, and clip loose threads. Please button all buttons, snap all snaps, zip all zippers before you arrive at drop off. This will ensure that there are no defects in the clothing. The newer the item looks (and the better it smells), the better it will sell.


Package & Hang:  Hangers - Please hang clothes so the hanger hook points to the left (like a question mark).  Hang size 0-6 clothing on child-size hangers and sizes 7-20 and maternity clothing on adult-size hangers. Clothing that falls off the hanger onto the floor does not sell well. Old Navy, Carter’s and many outlet stores are great places to get free hangers (they throw away hangers daily!) and Walmart & Target sell child-size plastic tube hangers at a great price.  Clothing Sets - Sets tend to sell better (under size 6) so match things up if you can. All garments should be hung with the hanger hook pointing left (hanger should resemble a question mark when looking at the front of item). Safety pin or use a tagging gun to attach clothing sets securely with bottom garment hung on the backside of the shirt, so both pieces can be viewed without separating them. 


Pants/Shorts - Pant-clip hangers are great but if you use a standard hanger, simply use a safety pin to attach pants to the top part of the hanger so the garment will not slide.


Onesies - should be hung on hangers as well, you can create sets with multiple Onesies by pinning them together through the seam in the shoulder (or using a multi garment hanger).


Socks, tights, hats and infant mittens - need to be in a clear zip-lock bag (you may group multiple items in one bag). Please be sure to label your tag well so that customers know if the items are short-sleeve onesies or long-sleeve onesies.


Price:  Hanging Clothing - Put outfits/sets together to price for at least $3.00; Start at $3 for basic, generic brand 0-24mo outfit. Add $1 each for larger size, name brand, formal, and heavy/winter.  Non-hanging Clothing - Put sets together to price for at least $3.00, but okay to price for less (i.e., 6 pair of socks for $1.50). Remember – price your items to sell! Overpricing items will only affect your sales and our reputation.


Tag:  Clothing on Hangers - Attach tag with a tagging gun or safety pin to the label of shirt or the underarm SEAM. Insert the gun in a label or inside seam NOT through part of the clothing (to avoid making a hole or tear in the clothing). Also, pull on the tag to make sure it is properly secured and will not come off easily. Please make sure consignor tags are pulled out of the clothing so they are easily visible to the customers.  Non-Hanging Clothing - Please use tagging gun or safety pins to attach tags to socks, tights, infant mittens, and accessories. Be sure to also attach multiple pieces together. Then put these items into clear zip-lock bags. Please do not tape bags closed – they will be inspected then you can tape them closed).

 

Infant Items

Nursing covers & pillows, feeding items, monitors, safety items, diapering & toileting items, rattles, and more. Please check for safety recalls on all items that you consign.


Package:  If item has multiple pieces use packaging tape, tagging gun, safety pins or clear self-seal bags to keep items attached together and clearly visible to shoppers. Batteries must be included, if applicable.


Price:  Price 50% - 75% off retail. Items in great condition tend to sell very well.


Tag:  Attach JBF tag directly to item or clear self-seal bag with clear packaging tape or hole-punch JBF tag and tie it to item. 

Shoes

Make sure that shoes are clean, clean, clean! We will be VERY selective with shoes during Consignor Drop Off & Inspection. Shoes must be current season.


Package: Fasten shoes together with zip ties. For infant shoes or small shoes without laces, you may put the shoes in a clear zip-lock bag. We prefer no shoe boxes. However, if shoes are in the box, please remove the lid, secure it to the bottom of the box, and secure the shoes to the box (closed boxes do not sell well).


Price: Shoes must be in good condition and should start at $3.00 for infant/toddler; Add $1 each for larger size, name brand, or heavy/winter.


Tag: Punch a hole in the top of your tag and attach the tag to the shoes with the ribbon, string, or zip tie. For infant shoes in a clear zip-lock bag, secure the tag inside the bag facing out and tape the bag shut with clear packing tape after inspection. 

Toys

Ride-on toys, block sets, dolls, remote control cars, outdoor toys, learning toys, and more. All toys must be checked for safety recalls (link) before consigning.  Clean all toys and baby equipment thoroughly.  Please test to make sure that toys and equipment are working properly. Battery operated toys must include working batteries (these can be purchased inexpensively at local discount stores).


Package:  Keeping tags and multiple items attached is essential for your items to sell. Bag all small parts belonging to toys/equipment in self-seal bags and tape the bag shut with clear packing tape AFTER inspection. Fasten the bag securely to the item with ribbon, tape, or zip ties. Items must include ALL working parts.


Price:  Price 50% - 90% off retail.


Tag:  Attach JBF tag directly to item with clear packaging tape or hole-punch JBF tag and tie it to item. 

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Need more help?

Come to a FREE Tagging Party! We have them on the third Thursday of each month, and we supply everything but your items. You can find more info here.

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Perfect Consignors - We can't thank you enough!

We appreciate those consignors who spend the extra time at home ensuring that their items are stain free and tagged correctly and want to reward them for their hard work!


If you have less than five stained, damaged, or unacceptable items pulled at drop off or during the sale (and zero recalled items), you will be added to a list which allows you to skip inspection during drop off at the next event. This saves you lots of time at Drop Off! We do ask that you put your own items away.

REMEMBER: Perfect Consignor status is earned each event. Spend extra time inspecting items at home so that you earn perfect status for the next event!

Perfect Consignors for Spring 2018 Event (these consignors don't need to go through inspection). 

 

 

 

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Contact

Vicki Dame
vickidame@jbfsale.com
P: 775.291.9309

 

I wish Just Between Friends was around when my kids were little, but I've got grandchildren now. I get it! Raising kids is expensive. JBF Reno wants to help!

My daughters and son needed a ton of stuff from the day they were born until...well it never ends. That's why I love this business. I know JBF helps families save so much money and they can earn money on their gently used items.

Plus, it fits right in with reducing, reusing and recycling. It's a win-win!